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Elachista alicanta

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Domain  Eukarya
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Elachistidae
Elachista alicanta

Elachista alicanta is a moth of the Elachistidae family. It is found in southern Spain. The habitat consists of xerothermic steppe slopes on calcareous soil.

The length of the forewings is 5–5.5 millimetres (0.20–0.22 in) for males and 4–4.5 millimetres (0.16–0.18 in) for females. The forewings are narrow. The ground colour appears mottled grey due to basally greyish white and distally dark grey-tipped scales. The hindwings are grey with a concolorous fringe.

References

Elachista alicanta Wikipedia


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